After the increasing wave of hoverboard incidents, Amazon has removed all the units from the marketplace and the truth is that so far nobody really knows what exactly can make a hoverboard safe or unsafe, however, everything seems to point at the charger and battery’s quality.
As of now the Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that no hoverboard currently on the market can be considered safe, and this is because the origin and manufacturing standards of the hundreds of brands out there cannot really be verified, nor can they prove that they meet UL safety requirements.
Therefore, regardless of what sellers and manufacturers may say, you must exercise caution not only at the time of making your purchase, but also at the time of charging and using your hoverboard. Do not overcharge it or leave plugged in overnight or unsupervised.
It will take sometime until we can know for sure which self balancing scooters are safe, so until then, if you wish to get a hoverboard, here are some useful tips to increase your chances of a trouble free purchase: Warranty, Samsung battery, 220 pounds maximum load and shipped from the USA.
We have narrowed down a list of hoverboard scooters that meet all these criteria and are being sold under $300. Click below to access the list: